When it comes to assessing an organisation’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect appears to exist between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly seven in every ten CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organisation is very prepared to recover from a disaster, according to a new study conducted by Evolve IP less than half of IT professionals (44.5%) are as confident.
The Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Survey finds that disaster recovery compliance serves as a clear driver of confidence in the ability to recover IT and related assets in the event of an incident. In fact, 67% of respondents in the banking sphere, 58% in the Government sector and 55% replying from technology companies feel very prepared.
Of these, disaster recovery compliance was noted as a requirement by 97%, 73.5% and 71% respectively.
However, the healthcare industry remains something of an ‘outlier’. Despite a high percentage (89%) of respondents noting disaster recovery compliance requirements, only just over half of respondents based at healthcare organisations currently feel very prepared to recover from an outage or incident of some kind.